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Hello I have a 1978 Chevy four-wheel-drive. I completely tore it down and restored it and put everything back together, but the dash lights are not working properly.
Hi there. It seems that the dashboard lights are grounded to the turn signal switch circuit. This will make your dash light come on when they are not to come on. For the indicator light staying on issue is the...
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Speedometer stopped working and gauge lights stopped working after installing a subwoofer and a stereo.
Hi there. Check to see where the ground and positive wires to the subwoofer are attached to. Also check the remote wire, power wire, and the ground wire from the radio to where they are attached to. It is possible...
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New starter won't start car.
Hi there. Check the ground wire from the starter to the chassis or engine. The ground wire is either loose or has a loose butt connector. A loose ground will effect the electrical system in a vehicle and cause the...
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Electrical wiring issue with the dash lights.
Check the lights on the dash and look for the wiring. Follow the wires to where they hook up to and check that component to see if it's working. Most dash lights are hooked into the light switch and on...
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Hi there. I own a 2013 Hyundai i20 and when I drive in the rain, half of the dash lights go off.
Hi there. The wiring could have a ground that is loose or shorting out when driving in the rain. Check all of the ground wires to the vehicle and look for any loose wires or wires that could be contacting...
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My 2002 Buick Regal no dash lights and no tail lights
Looking at the wiring diagram for this vehicle, it does not appear that these two items share a common ground or fuse. These appears to be two separate problems. The instrument clusters on these vehicles are known for failing internally....
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Car cranks but won't start.
Check the main fuse to the engine and see if its burned. If the fuse is good, then check the wiring under the dashboard and see if there is anything loose or damaged. A loose or damaged wire will cause...
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All dashboard lights and tail lights do not work after driving through a lot of snow. Headlights work. And brake lights work.
Hello. We'll be happy to help you. There are a few things that I recommend checking to discover why your lighting system is malfunctioning. The headlight dimmer switch should be checked. Along with the wiring harness above the right front...
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Dash lights are out on my Ford Ranger.
Check the ground wiring under the dashboard to see if it is loose. A loose or broken wire will cause electrical issues with the dash lights and cigarette lighter to not work. If you need further assistance with your electrical...
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Why do my dashboard lights come on with the key out of the ignition on my 2013 Ford F-150
Hello. If the lights are coming on when the key is out of the ignition then most of the time the issue is with the ignition switch. If the switch is not turning all of the way off then this...
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My headlights, blinkers, and brake lights work but the taillights, interior lights, and dash lights don't work. All fuses, relays, and switches are good.
Hi there. There is either a break in the wiring on the lighting circuits for the main light switch or the ground wire to the main light switch for the running lights is loose or not hooked up. Check the...
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I had a new rear brake sensor installed. The braking lights still come on intermittently.
Check all of the sensors and switches on the brake system and make sure all of them are connected properly. Make sure that all of the connections are clean and have no bent or broken pins. The brake warning light...
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Brake sensor lights on the dash are coming on intermittently. Had a new sensor installed and the braking system lights still go on intermittently.
Check all of the sensors and switches on the brake system and make sure all of them are connected properly. Ensure that all of the terminals are clean and have no bent or broken pins. The brake warning light could...
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Lights out on dash
Hello, thank you for writing in. The dashboard lights have a dimmer switch that you need to double check is not turned down. The switch can also fail causing this issue. If equipped, you can test the switch for power...
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I have a 2006 Honda Accord and the dash lights and radio willl sometimes go off then come right back on when I'm going about 40 mph.
The code P0685 refers to the main ECM (computer) relay has lost power. Check the main relay and see if its getting hot. A hot relay will disconnect to cool off and reconnect. If the relay is getting hot, then...
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Check engine light not working.
If the check engine light is not coming on, then that is a good sign. If your dashboard before displayed the check engine light before and now it is not coming on, then the dashboard warning light could have burned...
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Dashboard lights up automatically when parked overnight
Hello, thank you for writing in. The lights on the dash should only come on when the vehicle has been turned to the accessory position. If the dashboard is lighting up in a similar way, then you want to start...
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Horn on 2003 Kia Sorrento ex will only blow sometimes & dash light will only work sometimes.
There are three different things going on with your vehicle. There is a loose ground wire to the dashboard lights to the frame, a clock spring in the horn maybe broken or damaged, and the multi-function switch has failed causing...
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Car almost stalled, steering wheel locked up, all lights on dashboard came on, pushed gas pedal and nothing happened.
Hi there. When the engine is stalling and sputtering, this is an indication that the fuel system has lost pressure. Check the fuel pump relay and see if it is hot and if its clicking on when the key is...
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Gas gauge isn't working. Sometimes the speedometer and the temperature gauge doesn't work. Limited lights around gauges and radio.
Hi there. The dashboard lights are burned out in the dash and the dimmer switch could be worn causing the lights to be weak. The gauges that seldom fail to work is most likely a loose wire in the dash...

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